Research paper published in British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Dr Josh Cameron has had a research paper published in May’s edition of BJOT. Please see link below:

Return-to-work support for employees with mental health problems: Identifying and responding to key challenges of sick leave

Josh Cameron, Gaynor Sadlo, Angie Hart, and Carl Walker

Practice Placement Educators Courses for 2016/7 – Occupational Therapy

Practice Placement Educators Courses

The practice educators’ courses for the next academic year will be:

Falmer:            day 1 Sept 9th         day 2: April 5th

Eastbourne:    day 1 Jan 18th          day 2: 17th May

Eastbourne:    day 1 March 8th        day 2: 19th July

Day one will include theory, practical tasks and information related to practice education for the two OT courses at Brighton. Participants will then be required to take a student for at least one placement before returning for a second educator’s day which will focus on reflections, group discussions and additional learning related to their experiences of taking students. If you have been qualified for 18months and would like to start taking students and want to do the educators course then please contact Lisa Harford to reserve a place: L.E.Harford@brighton.ac.uk . Continue reading

Inspiring OT graduate – CircusAid project

Inspiring graduate Sophie Thwaites has spent the past few months working on a project called CircusAid, with another couple of occupational therapists based in America. They are raising and collecting funds for an interactive project to address the mental health and loss of occupational roles currently experienced by the refugees in Calais, through providing circus activities that promote resilience, solidarity and hope.  Continue reading

Award for the most entrepreneurial service

The University of Brighton enterprise programme beepurple recently gave away £10,000 of prizes to entrepreneurial graduates and one of our Occupational Therapy alumni Alice McGarvie received an award for the most entrepreneurial service. Continue reading

College of Occupational Therapists (COT) Conference

Four of the Occupational Therapy team are attending the College of Occupational Therapists (COT) conference at the end of June.

Dr Josh Cameron, Principal Lecturer, is doing a seminar session is entitled: Building resilience for mental health recovery: a Recovery College collaboration. The co-authors are Sussex Partnership Trust OTs Mair Reardon and Anna Kemp; Peer Trainers: Paul Neale and Saff Brooker; and MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) 2015 graduate: Katie Pople.

Dr David Haines, Senior Lecturer, is presenting a poster: “Empowering support workers to enable people with profound learning disabilities to engage in occupation at home”.

Dr Tara Sims, Senior Lecturer, is presenting a paper – “developing a user-informed mentoring programme for adults on the autism spectrum” and a poster – “participatory design with children: implications for their learning and development”.

Contacts:

Channine Clarke   01273 643771   c.clarke@brighton.ac.uk

Tracy Szekely       01273 643947   T.szekely@brighton.ac.uk

Sara Hadland       01273 643873   S.Hadland@brighton.ac.uk

 

Source: Occupational Therapy newsletter – July 2016

Channine Clarke, Principal Lecturer and Tracy Szekely, Senior Lecturer

Research sabbatical

Dr Josh Cameron, Principal Lecturer in Occupational Therapy has been successful in his application for a University research sabbatical. This will begin in November 2016 and finish 6 months later at the end of April 2017. He is committed to using the bulk of this time to analyse and write up findings from the Imagine Project which explores how Community-University Partnerships can build individual and collective resilience for vulnerable/disadvantaged people. This includes the Sussex Recovery College collaboration he has been involved in with Sussex Partnership Trust Occupational Therapists and Peer Trainers. As a result he has decided that this is an appropriate time to step down from the course leader role of the MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) course. A new course leader will be appointed in the near future.

Contacts:

Channine Clarke   01273 643771   c.clarke@brighton.ac.uk

Tracy Szekely       01273 643947   T.szekely@brighton.ac.uk

Sara Hadland       01273 643873   S.Hadland@brighton.ac.uk

 

Source: Occupational Therapy newsletter – July 2016

Channine Clarke, Principal Lecturer and Tracy Szekely, Senior Lecturer

Placement Educator Update Day and Emerging- Role supervisors’ workshop

There will be a session on JULY 4th 2016 in the morning at Falmer for educators who want to hear about any changes to the course or familiarise themselves with the Brighton course, assessment, paperwork etc. This is useful for educators who have done their educators training at another university but want to know about our course. To reserve a place please contact Sara Hadland: S.Hadland@brighton.ac.uk

In the afternoon there will be a workshop for anyone interested in being a distance OT educator for the diverse placements (providing external weekly supervision). Please contact Sara to reserve a place. If you would like to discuss this role or take on this type of educator role in future please do contact Tracy. T.Szekely@brighton.ac.uk Continue reading